Shaikh Nasir is one of several makers of low-budget, spoof movies set in the industrial town of Malegaon, around 300 km from Mumbai, and a world apart from the glitzy sets, big-name stars and lavish productions of Bollywood.
For 10 years, Nasir has made films with local actors and almost no equipment, often on a budget of a little more than $1,000. Many are parodies of Bollywood hits. His latest though is a parody of Hollywood’s Superman.
IFFI Goa 2009: Funny that I didn’t get to watch the 3 films which bagged the prizes at this year’s festival. Just my luck. But no regrets.
IFFI Goa 2009: Last films I watched in 2009 edition — Love in Transit (Argentine) and Calimucho (Dutch). Not really impressed by either.
IFFI Goa 2009: ‘The Time That Remains’ intriguing film about Israel-Palestine conflict as is “I’m Going Home’ — about an old theatre actor
PANAJI, India (Reuters) – Long before the lights, cameras and the action came to Bollywood, a family armed with a “magic lantern” breathed life into stories from Hindu mythology to audiences across India.
Nearly 120 years later, the same device — essentially a projector with colorful hand-painted glass slides — is enthralling modern cinema lovers at the annual International Film Festival of India, which is being held in Goa.